Finding information about Emilie was easier at the beginning. She had no website, but she used YouTube quite a lot, together with ReverbNation and Facebook. However, after her death, her mother closed all of these accounts, because she didn’t know what to do with them. In addition, it happened to be right after her youngest son (Emilie’s youngest brother who was still at school) had badly suffered from bullies somewhere online, so she was very upset with all the social media, and didn’t think twice before deleting everything related to her family from the Internet.

I couldn’t have known she would do it, so unfortunately I didn’t save any screenshots, and neither did she. However, I managed to find her contact details, and, thanks to Casey’s story, she agreed to meet me.

Naturally, Emilie’s mom feels quite protective of everything related to her only daughter – she made me promise her that I won’t publish any of Emilie’s photos or biographical data. She thinks (and I can hardly disagree with her) that her daughter’s songs and Casey’s story are the only memories of Emilie that should be publicly available. They show the beautiful soul that Emilie really was much better than any Wikipedia article. So, here they are, the story and the song that goes with it.

Bonus: A fan of Emilie's sent me the cover pic of her indie album:

...as well as a quote from one of Emilie’s live interviews at the Indie Entertainment Summit:

Daan, the boy who filmed the original video of Emilie playing her song at the hostel, kindly allowed me to share the photo of the card Emilie signed for him: